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Dropbox dons business attire, powers Microsoft Office harmony

Dropbox's Mailbox app arriving on Android and desktop wasn't the only big update from the company's event today, as it also announced Dropbox for Business (for everyone) and something called Project Harmony.

Dropbox for Business provides users with two different online storage compartments: one for personal use, and one for professional.

For the first time, Dropbox for business is available to all users beginning today.

"We did this to give admins more visibility and control over their company's data," Dropbox Head of Product, Business and Mobile Ilya Fushman wrote in an official blog post.

Living in harmony

A number of Dropbox features enhance the Dropbox for Business experience, Fushman wrote: "Remote wipe helps protect confidential information, account transfer helps you maintain business continuity, and sharing audit logs let you track how your Dropbox for Business information is being accessed."

But it's not all about corporate security and "business continuity" at Dropbox today, as the company also announced Project Harmony.

It may sound like an ill-fated hippie commune or a dating website, but it's actually a set of collaboration tools that will let users interact with one another in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel as if they're using Google Docs.

Thanks to Project Harmony documents will sync to the Dropbox cloud, where those with access can edit, chat and collaborate.

Basically it brings Microsoft Office to the cloud, though Dropbox has plans to add other applications later, CNET reports.

There's no word on availability for Project Harmony unfortunately.

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